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Good Question: What are each of the events for WEG?

As we approach the start of the World Equestrian Games, tickets are already sold out for three of the events.

For some of us those events are unfamiliar.

Good Question: What are each of the events for WEG?

Dressage is a French word meaning "training" and is often called horse ballet.

Competitors are judged on precise moves.

Driving consists of teams of four horses leading a carriage competing in three tests; dressage, a marathon and an intricate obstacle course marked by cones.

Endurance is a 100 mile, one day race over a natural course.

This event is a race against the clock and competitors must stop at least five times to check in with veterinarians.

Eventing is similar to an equestrian triathlon, consisting of dressage, cross country and show jumping.

Jumping, as its name implies, takes horses and rider over 10-13 obstacles, testing both their agility and athleticism.

Para Dressage is the newest competition and is for riders with disabilities.

Until now, para equestrian events have met independently, but will join the world championships for the first time this year.

Reining is designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch type horse.

Horses and riders execute 1 of 10 approved patterns that include precise and exciting moves such as the sliding stop.

Vaulting is best described as gymnastics performed in harmony with a horse.

Up to three vaulters leap on and off the moving horse, showing both grace and athleticism while performing dance and gymnastic skills.


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